11 of the best Halloween inspired treats to try this month

With Halloween less than a week away, cafes, bakeries and coffee shops are offering some spooky treats to mark the day.

Published 27th Oct 2019
Updated 9 th Aug 2023

From ice cream to desserts and homebaking, here are out pick of the best Halloween treats to enjoy this month.

Loop and Scoop's Pumpkin Spice ice cream


Back by popular demand, and sure to appeal to pumpkin spice fans is Loop and Scoop's Pumpkin Spice ice cream.

The popular Glasgow ice cream and churros parlour is decorated for autumn, and will also be serving decadent hot chocolate and their version of s'mores.

The Ivy on the Square spooky dessert

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Picture: The Ivy on the Square

For a Halloween full of treats rather than tricks, head to Edinburgh’s The Ivy on the Square for a special limited-edition menu to celebrate the spooky season.

For children (big and small), there’s a Candy Graveyard to enjoy for dessert, complete with a caramel chocolate brownie gravestone, chocolate mousse, chocolate soil and miniature almond pumpkins.

Available on Halloween, Thursday, 31 October only, the devilishly decadent dessert is priced at £8.95.

Halloween cakes from Three Sisters Bake


Three Sisters Bake, which recently opened Cake Bar on Great Western Road in Glasgow's west end, have been baking up a storm to offers a range of Halloween and autumnal treats.

From cinnamon and pumpkin blondies to spooky cookie dough slice, there's something for all with a sweet tooth.

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And, if you can't make it to any of their cafes then go online and order their Autumn Cake Box, which will be delivered straight to your door.

Equi's limited edition Halloween ice cream flavours

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Picture: Equi's

Equis ice cream parlours in Motherwell and Hamilton have created three limited edition flavours for Halloween, which are available now.

These flavours are: Sherbet Shock - sour lemon ice cream with a kick; Monster Mayhem - Blue vanilla with cherry ripple and Slime Busters - Pistachio, Lime  & Raspberry.

Twelve Triangles Pumpkin bakes

The Edinburgh-based bakery, which just opened its fourth outlet on Dalry Road, will be baking up a pumpkin storm of delights this month.

Seasonal additions to the already packed menu of treats include: Pumpkin sourdough buns; pumpkin bundts and pumpkin cream cheese doughnuts.

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The Pastry Section cosy autumn menu

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Independent bakery, The Pastry Section, has launched a brand new ‘cosy menu’ for autumn, encouraging visitors to warm up with coffee and cake in Stockbridge this season.

The limited-edition menu, which is available until the end of November, features a bounty of classic autumnal flavours, lovingly crafted into delicious sweet treats by The Pastry Section’s small team of in-house bakers.

With bakes changing daily, there are lots of new treats to look out for. From pumpkin spice loaf to individual pecan pies, there are plenty of traditional options to try, as well as more unusual bakes like s’more cookie sandwiches and doughnut muffins filled with summer glut jams.

Bad Girl Bakery autumn/winter menu


Bad Girl Bakery, which won our Team of the Year at The Scotsman Food and Drink Awards, has posted some delicious pictures of their autumn/winter menu items.

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These include brownie tarts, vegan chocolate orange muffins and gluten free coconut chocolate muffins. Find out more here.

The Ark's spooky spice burger

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Get ready for a freakily tasty Halloween at The Ark, located just off George Square in Glasgow city centre.

Enjoy this Halloween’s ultimate feast with their specially created Spooky Spice Burger, which consists of a charcoal bun, two beef burgers, cheese, honey cider chorizo, jalapeños, Franks hot sauce and sweet chilli served with Monster  Munch fries.

To find out more and this and other spooky treats, visit their website.

Jannettas Gelateria seasonal flavours

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Jannettas - the popular gelateria in St Andrews - has launched a range of seasonal and limited edition flavours that feature on their autumn menu

For Halloween, their limited edition flavours (served until 1 November) include Death by Chocolate, Ghostly Cherry, Pumpkin, Spooky Oreo, Vampires Delight and Bloody Orange Sorbet. 

Spider Chocolate Bombes and Spooktacular Ice Cream Cakes (pictured) are also available for Halloween parties.

As well as these spooky flavours, Jannettas has teamed up with East Neuk Orchards to create a Mulled Apple Sorbert, which is made using British Heritage variety apples.

The result is refreshingly sweet and tangy with a hint of winter mulled spice, a perfect accompaniment when walking along the seaside on a crisp autumn day.

Alongside the classic ice cream flavours, amongst the 54 options available, Jannettas have also introduced seasonal editions including the St Andrews Week flavours: Haggis, Drambuie, Iru Bru, Tablet and Cranachan, available from Monday 25th Nov – Sunday 1st Dec.

Following this, customers can expect festive flavours including Mince Pie; Christmas Pudding; Mulled Wine Sorbet; White Chocolate & Cranberry and Gingerbread.

Waitrose Sticky Toffee Apple Wensleydale

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This Halloween Waitrose & Partners will introduce something scarily delicious to its cheese counter – a Sticky Toffee Apple Wensleydale.

With a flavour and shape synonymous with the spooky season, this is the perfect addition to a Halloween cheeseboard.

The Sticky Toffee Apple Wensleydale (200g) is priced at £2.60 and is available on Waitrose & Partners cheese counters and online  now.

Tantrum Doughnuts Halloween treats


Glasgow's favourite doughnut shop has whipped up a batch of scarily delicious doughnuts, which are available from now until 31 October.

The flavours include: Mexican Hot Chocolate, Salted Caramel Pretzel Ring, Toffee Apple Old Fashioned, Pumpkin Pie Brûlée, Creamed Corn Popcorn, Pumpkin Spiced Old Fashioned and a Vegan Pumpkin Dulce De Leche Ring.

Available individually or in a box of 12, the Halloween flavours can be bought the the west end bakery on Old Dumbarton Road or in the city centre - on Gordon Street.


Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne, whisky and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind is the Food and Drink Editor and whisky writer for The Scotsman, as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.
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